Bribie Island Seaside Museum near Caboolture was opened in 2010. The historical museum is located in a park with views over Pumicestone Passage in Moreton Bay. To help you plan before you head to the museum with the kids, here are some tips to make the most of your museum day trip from Brisbane to the Moreton Bay Region. It’s one of the best museums near Brisbane and the whole family will love it.
Kids are well catered for in most of the museums in the Moreton Bay Region. Bribie Island Seaside Museum is no exception, with free ‘Museum Discovery Docks’ offering interactive activities for youngsters in theme with any current exhibitions. A program of craft, painting and other fun activities is available at the museum, especially during the school holidays. Check the website for special events while you’re planning your trip.
Bribie Island Seaside Museum has a lot for adults too. From temporary exhibitions that change every few months to insightful documentaries showing in the micro cinema, there are plenty of ways to brush up on the history of modern seaside tourism and more. The work of one of the great Australian artists, Ian Fairweather, is featured at the museum.
Explore the intricate western and Asian influences in his paintings as you browse the collection. You can also learn the history of explorer Matthew Flinders and local man Bongaree who had an altercation over Flinders’ hat. This scuffle apparently led to the naming of nearby Skirmish Point.
Bribie Island is a beautiful township separated from the mainland by Pumicestone Passage. This unique contemporary museum has a beautiful outlook of the water and is surrounded by picturesque shorelines perfect for a swim or picnic as part of your day out.
Check the website to see which exhibitions are currently showing at Bribie Island Seaside Museum before heading out to make it a great day for the whole family. If you love museums and galleries, check out the Bribie Island Arts Centre, Abbey Museum of Art and Architecture and the host of cultural attractions in Moreton.
There’s plenty of things to do while at Bribie:
Bribie Island Seaside Museum Facilities include:
1 South Esplanade, Bongaree QLD, Australia
07 3408 0007
Public holidays may vary